Lot # 16: 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes Pud Galvin (HOF) - PSA VG-EX 4 - Highest Graded!

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Starting Bid: $750.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

James Francis "Pud" Galvin was one of the most prolific pitchers in baseball history, throwing more than 6,000 innings, with 646 complete games in his 15-year career.  In an era when baseball fans are accustomed to five-man rotations and complaints of overwork when pitchers throw half a dozen complete games in a season, it's difficult to fathom a pitcher throwing 70 complete games in a single season, and yet Galvin did just that - two years in a row.  Those seasons (1883 and 1884) gave Galvin consecutive 46-win seasons with more than 600 innings pitched in each.  In 1889, Galvin became baseball's first 300-game winner, and his 365 lifetime wins still rank him at #5 all-time. Galvin is considered the 14th most difficult Hall of Famer in the monstrous N172 set.  Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA, this example is checklisted as #177-3, and features a strong image with excellent contrast, strong corners and a clean surface.  The toughest of Galvin's four poses, this is the highest-graded of just three examples assessed by PSA.

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